Chad Kouri

As a semi-nomadic, mostly Chicago-based working artist, I’ve become extremely interested in various cities’ creative communities and art ecologies. My studio practice is influenced by equal interests in conceptual and minimalist art, design and architecture, ethnography, visual literacy, jazz, and the gray areas between these fields. I’m best known as a co-founder of the Chicago-based art and design incubator, The Post Family, my past role as Art Director of the Chicago based, award winning contemporary art magazine Proximity, and recognition as one of Chicago’s up-and-coming image makers in NewCity’s 2010 Breakout Artists of the year issue. Notable past and upcoming exhibitions include displays at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Johalla Projects, Chicago; The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, New Hampshire; Toledo Museum of Art; Purdue University; Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts, San Francisco; and Apexart, New York. Notable past appearances include visiting artist engagements at The School of the Art Institute Chicago, Glasgow School of Art, Portland State University, Otis College of Art and Design, Pratt University and The Bauhaus University.
Check out my Tumblr, Instagram, and Delicious.
Ongoing projects include The Post Family and The Visualist.
Learn more about what exactly it is I do each day in various interviews and press including INSIDE/WITHIN, Beautiful Decay, BBC News, ArtSlant, Levi's Workshop Documentation, PSFK, Readymade, My Love For You, Beyond Words, Newcity, Live Now, Sixty Inches From Center and a pair of Tribune articles here and here.